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Jonathan Monk

Exhibit Model Four

10 Mar - 21 Jul 2019

Jonathan Monk: Exhibit Model Four – plus invited guests
Installation view at Maschinenhaus M1, KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, 2019. Photo: Jens Ziehe
Jonathan Monk: Exhibit Model Four – plus invited guests
Installation view at Maschinenhaus M1, KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, 2019. Photo: Jens Ziehe
Jonathan Monk: Exhibit Model Four – plus invited guests
Installation view at Maschinenhaus M1, KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, 2019. Photo: Jens Ziehe
Jonathan Monk: Exhibit Model Four – plus invited guests
Installation view at Maschinenhaus M1, KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, 2019. Photo: Jens Ziehe
Jonathan Monk: Exhibit Model Four – plus invited guests
Installation view at Maschinenhaus M1, KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, 2019. Photo: Jens Ziehe
Jonathan Monk
Exhibit Model Four
– plus invited guests
10 March – 21 July 2019

Under the title Exhibit Model Four – plus invited guests, the British artist Jonathan Monk is continuing his exhibition series, which has been shown since 2016 in various locations in modified forms, and which he has now conceptually expanded for the KINDL – Centre for
Contemporary Art.

Exhibit Model Four is an installation consisting of walls covered in photographic wallpaper throughout the exhibition space M1 in the Maschinenhaus at the KINDL. The photographs, mostly in black and white, show Monk’s works from the past twenty years in various exhibition contexts and spatial situations. By integrating these excerpts with the existing architecture of M1, the artist develops a completely new, complex spatial structure. The installation views have the appearance of compiled archival materials and are distilled into a place that demands a sharpened perception and specific orientation.

At the KINDL, Monk will combine these works, depicted on lengths of photographic paper, with artworks by other artists from his personal collection installed in the exhibition space. The works he selected—for instance, a readymade by Martin Kippenberger, a signed postcard by Gilbert & George, and a photograph by Dan Graham—come from his personal collection. In interaction with the two-dimensional photo installation, Jonathan Monk thus offers a multilayered take on the conditions of exhibiting and presenting art. In the interaction between the originals and reproductions of artworks, he negotiates fundamental questions about appropriation and authorship.

The exhibition is curated by Andreas Fiedler.

Jonathan Monk (*1969 in Leicester, UK) lives and works in Berlin. His works have been shown internationally in exhibitions including POWER TO THE PEOPLE (Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 2018), The Knowledge (Meyer Riegger, Berlin, 2017), Exhibit Model Three (VOX, Montreal, 2017), Exhibit Model Two (Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen, 2016), Exhibit Model One (Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel/Muttenz, 2016), The Deflated Inflated (Lisson Gallery, London, 2009), Time Between Spaces (Palais de Tokyo/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 2008), New Photography 2006 (Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006), and the 50th and 53rd Venice Biennale (Venice, 2003/2009).
 

Tags: Andreas Fiedler, Jonathan Monk